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are playacting. but as i'll explain, it's no game. >> he used to be a hospital patient. now he's a hospital hero. i'll have that story. >> a cooking competition so fierce you can taste it. i'll report on teen chefs. >> rugby started in england long ago. no doubt the inventors of the sport would be surprised to see how it's now being played in america. >> we asked teens if they'd like to sit at this desk and handle all the responsibilities that come with it. their answers may surprise you. >> we're at madame tussauds new york getting a behind-the-scenes peek at all the work it takes to keep these life-size wax figures looking lifelike. >> and there's lots more ahead, so stay with us. >> welcome to "teen kids news." i'm mwanzaa. >> and i'm livia. here's this week's top story. >> bullying is making a lot of news nowadays. that's because it's so common. brandon tells us about an unusual program that's helping to prevent bullying. not only does it start in elementary school, it takes an approach that's rather dramatic. >> hey, listen. i wanted to talk to you about the math, 'cause... >> liz and rache
students know about our u.s. history at grades 4, 8, and 12. everything from the united states constitution to presidents to why certain laws came into play. at very different levels, there are certain questions that are asked. the 8th graders really were the ones who did, i would say, perform the best when we consider the 4th and we consider the 12th grade. >> that's because 8th graders' scores improved over the last time the test was given. 4th graders and 12th graders did not. in fact, a majority of 12th graders turned in a poor performance. their questions were harder, and their correct answers were fewer. 55% of 12th graders scored below the basic level. what does this show? >> mm, lauren, that's not good news at all. [ chuckles ] and what does that mean for our 12th graders? it means that we have to find a way to engage our 12th graders in learning u.s. history. we have to make it more important to them. so, we have a lot of work to do, definitely, at the 12th-grade level. >> there's a famous saying -- "those who don't know history are condemned to repeat it." so, the lessons of the p
. >> and there's lots more ahead, so stay with us. >> welcome to "teen kids news." i'm mwanzaa. >> and i'm livia. here's this week's top story. >> their slogan is "do a good turn daily," and they've been doing that for more than 100 years. lauren reports that girl scouts are celebrating the beginning of a new century of girl power. >> when you think of girl scouts, what do you think of? >> cookies. >> cookies. >> thin mints. >> i think of, like, little girls and i think of cookies. >> well, how about robots? or writing letters of appreciation to those serving in our military? or chemistry experiments? >> we're making gak for girl scouts so they can learn about polymers. >> it felt really squishy. >> this is just one of the many celebrations across the country for scouting's 100th anniversary. there are activities for the littlest daisies and brownie scouts, up through juniors and cadets, to seniors and ambassadors. >> so, you can learn about different things, and you can kind of change the world in your own way. >> girl scouts have been changing the world ever since they got started in savannah,
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